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not know if the health-care cost dragon has been slain or is just hibernating. how much of the slow increase comes from the sluggish economic recovery where people without insurance postpone care over which they don't have any kind of discretion at all, and what about the chronic conditions that continued the development of more sophisticated and expensive treatments and tasks? and for the most expensive health care program there is the fact that 10,000 baby boomers are joining me in the over 65 club every day. despite the encouraging numbers about 2011 there is still a lot about this issue to be discussed and analyzed. and here we are with what i think is going to be a very good program on that topic. we are fairly pleased to have, as our partner in today's program, the commonwealth fund. and we are especially pleased to have as our co-moderator today, dr. david blumenthal. i will mention that his policy an analyst -- on top of his policy and analytical expertise he is a care -- welcome to your first online briefing as the head of commonwealth. we are pleased to have you here. >> i
several efforts to do that, involving millions of patients through a large health-care system like kaiser and many others, in which we are doing research for doing actual practical trials in these very large groups -- or doing actual practical trials. the advantage is you are making discoveries in the place where they will be implemented, rather than doing it, for instance, in an academic center where they meet -- where there may be a gap between development and getting it to the community. there's also bringing in the community at the get go and making sure the kinds of questions asked will give you the kinds of answers that people in the community are looking for. >> reinvention is always appreciated for both of you. what type of oversight or financial controls are in place to ensure that federal funding is being used effectively to prevent and treat substance abuse, use, disorders, and mental illnesses? what needs to be done? what changes are needed? >> i will start with that question. for almost all of our programs, we do an evaluation to see what kind of outcomes we are getting and w
. for purposes of rallying public opinion behind issues like healthcare. the obama for america structure did not have the same kind of punch outside of a presidential election year that it did in 2008 and 2012. it will be interesting to see if they figure out how to unlock that forced and make it work this time. host: is that due to the agenda of the first term rather than not effectively using them? some pointed to the speech citing, liberal,. rists.r guest: those things dovetailed together. his grassroots support is more liberal than centrisrt. host: in "the new york times" -- guest: that is true. political cycles start much earlier than they have in the past. it is always hard to predict how long a presidential impact will last. if the democrats were to pick up seats in the senate or take back the house and 2014. it could extend his ability to get more done later in his term. at the white house, if you ask him about the timetables they have, they are very acutely aware of the risks of waiting beyond this year or early next year. they have got a lot of stuff backed up already. really testi
to the health-care exchanges. coverage of mental health and substance abuse disorder services is one of the 10 essential benefits required in qualified health plans. the insurance expansion of first challenges and opportunities. experts predict that the newly insured population will have a greater need for mental health coverage. as we think about how to meet this need, there's an opportunity to realign our health-care system to better integrate primary care and mental health services. in reading of the testimony last evening of our witnesses, many of our witnesses spoke about that, this integration of primary care and mental health services. this committee has been very supportive of the expansion of community health centers. they have been a great addition, they are wonderful primary care providers. how do we integrate mental health care services in with those community health care services? 50 years ago, president kennedy signed the act of 1963, which led to a major shift. people who -- the results were mixed. many people were not able to access the community-based services and treatment th
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